Joseph Smith Whisonant, Jr.
February 3, 1961 - June 3, 2021
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Joseph Smith Whisonant, Jr., 60, of Greenville, died Thursday, June 3, 2021. Born in Gaffney, SC, he was the son of the late Joseph Whisonant and Sylvia Haile Whisonant Yellen. Mr. Whisonant grew up in Greenville, SC and graduated from J.L. Mann High School. In 1979, he represented J.L. Mann High School in that year’s…

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Matthew Thornton left a message on August 5, 2021:
Joe was a class individual and I got to know him swing shifts at the Galey Mill in 1983. We worked hard and played hard. I will miss you brother. RIP
Jeff Vincent left a message on June 16, 2021:
My condolences to the 'Whiz' family. So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I played ball with him at App State and always appreciated Joe's dedication to the game and to his team mates. He was a good man. God bless you all Sincerely, Jeff
Ida Hsu left a message on June 14, 2021:
Dear Big Joe, Miss the old time to work with you, we overcame many projects and cases together, remember the meeting in NC/SC/CA and Asia? Those are still great memories and experiences in my life! You were a work Harding, responsible, caring and wonderful team leader! I do miss you and you are always taking a part of my heart and life! We will meet again, my dear friend, thank you for being part of my life, love and hugs❤️
David J. Simmons left a message on June 13, 2021:
Prayers for your Family.
Kim Thomas Henderson left a message on June 13, 2021:
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Lai yuk wang Larry left a message on June 13, 2021:
In memory of Joseph Smith Whisonant, Jr., Lai yuk wang Larry lit a candle
Joely YK Wan left a message on June 12, 2021:
So sorry in hearing this bad news from my good friend! Joe is a very good fellow and I have a lot of great memories with him in HK, in China and in USA! My condolences to his family! RIP!
Rusty Fuller left a message on June 11, 2021:
I have so many great memories of our time at Appalachian. Joey was a great teammate and friend. I was so saddened to hear of this loss. To the family , my thoughts and prayers be with you….
Bill Utsey left a message on June 11, 2021:
My heart is saddened and my soul hurts. Joey, as football coaches would say, "was a good'un!" Indeed, he was not only one of the best linemen we ever coached, he was a good person. My prayers go out to his family. When you coach young people, you develop a special bond, a unique love for one's players. The time, effort--the sweat, pain, and even blood--and experience of working toward a common goal does the chemistry of this special bond. Our love for all of our players and especially Joey was real...and is the source of my pain for the passing of one so special.
Todd Dodson left a message on June 11, 2021:
To great teammate and inspiration while at App State. Rest In Peace, Mountaineer.
Annie Shimell left a message on June 11, 2021:
Joey along with many many people, you touched all our lives.. I will never forget our fun time together.. I will miss your laugh, the crazy stories we shared.. you left us way too early.. until we meet again.. rest well sweet friend..
Julie Parsons left a message on June 11, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s death. Joe was such a good friend to our family- my husband and kids. What a kind man, generous, full of fun. My kids have many happy memories of fishing and hunting with him - he was so good to all of them - we all loved him and will miss him. I am thankful we will see him again with our Lord Jesus.
mark harvey left a message on June 11, 2021:
A great friend from college.
Mike Rose left a message on June 11, 2021:
So sorry to learn that Joe passed away. He was a gentle and kind man. He coached with us a few years and was awesome to be around. He will be missed. God Bless
Randy Joyce left a message on June 11, 2021:
R I P my brother and teammate! Randy Joyce
Paul A Clark left a message on June 11, 2021:
Mary & John, so sorry to hear about Joey. As you know we were back door neighbors since the late 1960's when we lived on Shelburne Rd. My brother Mark lives in that house now. He spent a weekend with us at our mountain place a couple of years ago and had a great time. Joey was a super nice person, we morn your loss. Paul & Sissy Clark
Tammy Collins left a message on June 11, 2021:
So sad to hear the news that Joe has passed. He was my boss for many years and always so kind. Sending prayers to his kids and family🙏🏻❤️
Laurie Siminski Edwards left a message on June 11, 2021:
I am so so sorry to hear this sad news. Sending prayers to Joey’s family. May he Rest In Peace.
Brian Trent left a message on June 11, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. Joe was a great coworker and friend. We had a lot of great memories together working and traveling. My condolences to his children and all of his family, I pray for you to have peace during this time.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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